philip of macedonia

  • Carter: My pet is a basketball-playing baboon.
  • Percy: ...
  • Jason: ...
  • Carter: ...And a clay crocodile.
  • Percy: ...
  • Jason: ...I-
  • Carter: And a literal cat-lady.
  • Percy & Jason: You win.
Rick Riordan Headcanon: Babysitting!

At some point, Carter and Sadie called in a favor from the Seven, asking them to babysit the students at the Brooklyn House while they were on some random journey.

By the time the Kanes get back, half of the house in on fire, shabti are preparing to sacrifice two of the kids, Percy’s been tied to the ceiling right above Philip’s pool, and Annabeth is being dog-piled by a horde of penguins.

Now, if that’s what it was like for the demigods to babysit the students, what do you think it’ll be like once the Kanes babysit some of the younger Halfblood campers?

Diadem of Philip II of Macedonia’s wives.  This diadem was owned by one of the wives of Philip of Macedonia, father to Alexander the Great, in the fourth century B.C. The crown was uncovered in the Macedonian royal tombs in Vergina in Greece.

Διάδημα της συζύγου του Φιλίππου Β’ της Μακεδονίας. Αυτό το διάδημα ανήκε σε μία από τις συζύγους του Φιλίππου της Μακεδονίας, πατέρα του Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου, στον τέταρτο π.Χ. αιώνα Το στέμμα αποκαλύφθηκε στους Μακεδονικούς βασιλικούς τάφους της Βεργίνας στην Ελλάδα


I’m so glad there is an appreciation week for The Kane Chronicles!!! This series was my saving grace back in middle school and I love it SO MUCH. It is what got me interested in ancient Egypt in the first place. Thank you @tkc-appreciationweek for doing this, means a lot to us fans. TKC is a highly underrated trilogy.

Anyway, in the spirit of the first day, I decided to draw Carter and his old pal Freak!! I feel like the fandom doesn’t give Carter’s feathery friend enough love(nor any love to the other animal sidekicks such as Philip of Macedonia and Khufu). 

Anyway, here is my contribution for day one. The picture is actually HUGE so make sure you view it in another tab to see all the details!!! : - )

Macedonia Under Roman rule. First Region. After 168 BC. Silver tetradrachm (16.92 gm). Amphipolis. Macedonian shield ornamented with stars in double crescents & grouped pellets between; in tondo, draped bust of Artemis right, in stephane & pendant earring, bow & quiver over shoulder / MAKEDONWN PRWTHS above & below horizontal club, AYP monogram above, all in oak wreath, thunderbolt outside wreath to left. AMNG III/1, p. 54, 160. BMC Macedonia 1.

The worship of Artemis has a long tradition in Macedonia, a region better known for its capable military leaders than its religion. It maintained its favorite cults under Roman rule, building on a tradition that dated back into Archaic times, as evidenced by Herodotus’ Histories, and through its ascendancy under Philip II and Alexander III (the Great) in the Hellenistic era, when Philip issued coins with Artemis’ image, and Alexander gave generously to several of her various cults. She was worshiped in many forms, as a huntress, as goddess of the moon, and as a protector of young women, but she most importantly here, appears as a protector figure, since her image is placed upon a shield.

The reverse, which identifies where the coin was minted, in the first region of Macedonia, also reminds the viewer of the importance of the cult of Herakles/Hercules, whose club appears at the center of the reverse. Herakles (as the Greek version of his name is most properly) was the legendary founder of the line of kings from which Alexander the Great came. Thus this coin reminds the Macedonians, now vassals of the Roman empire, of the glories of their history and the favor the gods had shown to them.  


Ancient Worlds - BBC Two 

Episode 4 “Return of the King”

The Royal Tombs of Aigai, the ancient first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia, near Vergina.

Tomb II, “Tomb of Philip“ the tomb thought to have belonged to King Philip II of Macedonia contained a wealth of exquisite valuables and weapons including a gold wreath and a gold gorytos (quiver-and-bow-case) The relief decoration is a narrative of warriors fighting, as a female figure runs away in fright. The specific battle is the capture of a city.

Fourteen ivory portrait heads were also found in the main chamber; one of them was identified as Philip II.


Vergina, Macedonia, Greece

Quick Fact: Philip II of Macedon was never meant to be king. He was the youngest son of King Amyntas III, with two older brothers in line before him. He spent his youth as a hostage in Athens where he received his military education. He returned to Macedon in 364 BC and became king in 359 BC following the death of his brothers Alexander II and Perdiccus III. Originally Perdiccus’ infant son was made Amyntas IV, but as he was only and infant Philip easily took the throne. Philip was married seven times, though the most famous of his wives was Queen Olympias, the mother of the future king, Alexander. Philip was king for twenty-three years and conquered much of Greece during that time. He was assassinated in 336 BC, though it is still debated who actually ordered the killing. He was succeeded by twenty year old Alexander, who adopted Philip’s grand plan to invade and conquer Persia.

Uefa Super Cup: Real Madrid vs Manchester United offers Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho reunions

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will both face their former clubs in the 2017 Uefa Super Cup after Real Madrid successfully defended their Champions League trophy.

Ronaldo’s brace helped Real Madrid retain the Champions League in surprisingly comprehensive fashion with a 4-1 win against Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday, wrapping up a historic 12th continental crown in a memorable showdown.

Zinedine Zidane has now won the Champions League twice despite managing just 20 games in the competition, and will face Mourinho’s Europa League winners in the Uefa Super Cup on August 8 at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia.

Real’s long, arduous journey to European glory culminated under the roof in Wales, where Zinedine Zidane’s men showed their killer instinct to win the title for the third time in four seasons.

Juventus started the brighter and Mario Mandzukic’s overhead kick will live long in the memory, but Ronaldo’s brace along with efforts from Casemiro and Marco Asensio left Real celebrating a surprisingly comfortable 4-1 win.

Juventus conceded more in Cardiff than the rest of their continental run combined, seeing them slump to a fifth straight final defeat as Madrid became the first side in the Champions League era to retain the trophy.



Golden larnax from the Royal Tombs of Aigai (with the sixteen-rayed sun design, the Vergina Sun, depicted on its lid). It contained the cremated remains of an adult male. It was found in a tomb thought to have belonged to King Philip II of Macedonia (3rd century BC).

Vergina Museum, Vergina, Macedonia, Greece

All right, so as some of you guys might have noticed, I’ve been really busy, nervous, and excited as I’m revising my first novel. Broadly, it’s a historical fiction/fantasy about the fall of Sparta. More specifically, it’s also about murderous stepfathers, homemade daggers, and the girl who came to the agoge, the militaristic Spartan school for boys.

If you’re interested in giving me your honest feedback/criticism (don’t worry, I can handle it), I’ve included a beginning excerpt under the cut! I’d appreciate any honest comments, good or bad! I’ve got some great beta readers who are reading this in its entirety, but hey, I figure the more feedback the better– especially for an opening scene. Thanks so much!

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Archaeological Museum of Delphi:

The “melancholy Roman”

Many art historians have identified this work as the head of the Roman general and consul Titus Quinctius Flaminius, who in 197 A.D following his victory over Philip V of Macedonia proclaimed at Corinth the autonomy of the Greek states. At Delphi he was honoured not only as the guarantor of Greek independence from Macedonian rule, but also because he had made valuable offerings to the sanctuary. The aforementioned identification is based on comparisons of the portrait with coins depicting Flaminius, but it has been disputed and other suggestions have been offered.

Whoever the young man with the melancholic face is- Greek, or Roman, philosopher, or state official- the artist has left us an exceptional work that stands out in the history of greek portraiture.